Although jasper comes in many colours, including yellow, green and greyish blue, here at Orinduik, the rocks are red. Jasper is a semi-precious stone which is popular with gem cutters. It is an opaque variety of Chalcedony, a mineral from the quarts family which varies from transparent to opaque and is most usually found in red, brown or yellow -...more
The falls are not high, but the setting in the fact that they tumble over a semi-precious stone, make them very attractive. From the airstrip there is a short walk down to the falls, over some rocks.The falls are named after orin, a kind of sea weed which covers the rocks around the falls.more
As far as I know, there are no scheduled flights to Orinduik. We chartered a couple of planes as a group, and flew to Kaieteur first, then on to Orinduik. The flight from Shanklands was about one hour to Kaieteur and a further hour to Orinduik.
Luggage and bags:
All you need is a small bag to fit the stuff you need for the day.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good shoes for walking down to the falls, as there are some rocks to clamber over. Light clothing only needed.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Don't forget the deodorant - I did!
Photo Equipment: Some sort of waterproof protection is a very good idea, especially if you want to take the camera right up to the falls.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bring your swim suit and a towel. There are no changing facilities, so I found a saraong very useful for changing under.
Another amusing sight at Mahdia, was the lorry delivering fuel. He was sitting in his cab with the engine idling, and his exhaust was blowing smoke rings! I've never seen that before!The funny thing was, the staff here couldn't understand why we were all taking pictures of the side of his lorry!more
From Orinduik we flew to a small landing strip in a place called Mahdia. The sole purpose of our visit here was to refuel the plane. We were absolutely amazed at how it was done - the pilot climbed up on the wing, and the ground staff handed him buckets with aviation fuel for him to pour through a large funnel into the tank. Great!more